Monitoring for monkeypox viral DNA in wastewater solids
The heatmaps and charts below display data from WastewaterSCAN’s monitoring for monkeypox viral DNA; the results shown include the northern California communities served by the Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network (SCAN) and the communities in California and across the US participating in WastewaterSCAN. Results from participating states and communities are shown in alphabetical order by state.
Detection of monkeypox virus DNA in wastewater solids indicates that there is at least one person in the community served by a wastewater treatment system who is infected with the virus and shedding its genetic material into wastewater. More research is underway to understand how the concentration of the DNA in wastewater solids relates to cases in the community. These estimates can be improved as more data becomes available about monkeypox cases in participating communities. Details of methods used for detection of monkeypox DNA in wastewater solids can be found here.
Monkey Pox, Zero, on the Coastside as of August 12th, 2022
Concentrations of monkeypox viral DNA in wastewater in California
The following plots show the concentration of monkeypox viral DNA in wastewater solids, normalized by the concentration of PMMoV in wastewater.
Timely detection of viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox through partnerships with communities.
This dashboard reports results from the methods developed by SCAN. Learn more
Toggle between results for SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox monitoring using the chart’s tabs or click the Monkeypox Heatmap button to see additional information and data visualizations for monkeypox detection in wastewater.
Monkeypox detection in California
The heatmap shows days on which a sample collected from a plant tested positive for monkeypox viral DNA.
Positive detections are in red, negative are blue, and days in which a sample has not been tested are white.